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Cruz named associate director of Haas Center
STANFORD -- Nadinne Cruz, senior associate and program director for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), a non-profit consortium of 18 colleges based in the upper Midwest, has been named associate director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.
She succeeds Timothy Stanton, who was named director of the Haas Center in June 1993.
Cruz is a nationally recognized leader in the area of service-learning. From 1983 to 1992, she served as executive director of HECUA, where in collaboration with faculty at member institutions she developed community-based prog rams in Latin America, Scandinavia and the United States.
A native of the Philippines, Cruz holds degrees in political science from Lone Mountain College of the University of San Francisco and Marquette University. In the spring of 1993, she was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor o f Social Change at Swarthmore College. At Swarthmore, she piloted the first in a series of courses for the political science department's five-year Democratic Practice Project, which aims to integrate service-learning into departmental offerings.
Cruz's course, "The Politics of Social Responsibility and Public Service," explored multicultural and community-based perspectives on social responsibility and service.
Cruz serves as chair of the board of Four Colors Productions, a non-profit organization that publishes Colors, a Minnesota journal for minority writers. She is founder of the Philippine Study Group of Minnesota and the Minnesot a-Philippines Grassroots Linkages Program, and has served as a consultant to the Corporation on National and Community Service, Campus Compact, and the Campus Opportunity Outreach League. She will begin working full time at the Haas Ce nter in July.
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